A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne

As anyone working in the urban greening space will know all too well, there’s no shortage of information, tools, resources and case studies out there that can help you to plan, manage, protect and enhance green cover.

The trouble is, however, this information is often disparate and incomplete – making it difficult to access the most appropriate tools, resources and best practice examples.

That’s why we've collected these existing materials together – including tools, guides, publications and case studies – and curate the best of them in a single place: right here, in the Urban Greeners' Resource Hub.

This Hub has been curated following consultation with a panel of urban greening implementation, research and technical experts from across Australia, and we gratefully acknowledge their support and input.

Australia’s #1 collection of best practice tools, guides and resources for professionals. Made in partnership with Living Melbourne.

Water Sensitive Urban Design asset hub

By Water Sensitive SA – 2021

A dedicated infiltration systems Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assets page. All of the information you need is available for you in one place, including benefits and related research evidence, design tips, guidelines, presentations for online learning, plus exemplar projects case studies.

National Implementation tools Case studies State-specific Additional Resources

Water Services Association of Australia

By Water Services Association of Australia

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak industry body representing the urban water industry.

National Additional Resources

West Australian Greywater Guide

By Greywater & Wastewater Industry Group – 2019

A concise resource for those wanting practical information on how best way to reuse greywater in their gardens.

Western Australia Implementation tools State-specific

Which Plant Where?

By Hort Innovation / Macquarie University / Western Sydney University / NSW Gov – 2015

The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research projects that will find out where current favourites are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face. Which Plant Where? learns from past successes, and stress-tests major landscape species to find opportunities for new species and varieties to be planted.

National Implementation tools

DELWP Vegetation Cover Mapping 2014 and 2018

By DELWP in partnership with RMIT University, CSIRO, and the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub of the National Environmental Science Program – 2018

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has worked in partnership with RMIT University, CSIRO, and the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub of the National Environmental Science Program to map and analyse vegetation, land use, and urban heat across Melbourne. The project has been supported by implementation partner Melbourne Water. The project used UrbanMonitor – a digital aerial photography monitoring system developed by the CSIRO – to create the first high-resolution map that records the baseline of urban vegetation across Melbourne. This project mapped imagery in 2014 and 2018. The project can precisely measure the area of tree, shrub and grass cover at a land parcel level and track changes in this area over time.


Healthy Trees Healthy Cities App

By The Nature Conservancy – 2018

The Nature Conservancy's Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities (HTHC) app will help you take actions to improve the quality of life in your community through the planting, care, and stewardship of trees in your yard, neighborhood, and community. This easy to use app will cover the necessary steps to properly plant and care for trees, both new and mature.

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